Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
With the state government’s rule of not allowing artistes and technicians above the age of 65 to be on the sets, the makers of Kaun Banega Crorepati are in a fix. The show is hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan who, obviously, can’t shoot until the Maharashtra government makes amendments in the guidelines or allow the senior actors to work.
The selection process of the candidates for the upcoming season had already begun in May, despite the COVID-19 lockdown. After the process took place online and got completed quite smoothly, the makers were planning to begin the shoot by taking all the precautionary measures on the sets.
However, Big B can’t join KBC 12 until the age-related restrictions are lifted. Amitabh Bachchan is the face of the show and the makers can’t even think of replacing him to move on with the shooting, unlike other filmmakers who have replaced many senior actors with the younger ones to keep the show moving.
KBC cannot be imagined without Big B. There is no question of the megastar being replaces. The shoot may be rescheduled.